21 May 2019

"De La Nuit" - the last CD of Dénes Várjon

The prestigious label ECM released on August 31st the new solo album of Dénes Várjon. The CD entitled "De la Nuit" ("The Night") features Schumann's Fantasiestücke Op.12, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Béla Bartók's Out of Doors.

As Jürg Stenzl writes in the liner notes “All three works were bold forays into fundamentally new music that far transcended the limits of their time. They require pianists for whom transcendent virtuosity is second nature. ” The album was recorded at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano in April 2016, and produced by Manfred Eicher. This is Dénes Várjon's second solo album at ECM.

20 May 2019

Dénes Várjon Gets Award of German Record Critics

The prestigious German Record Critics' Award was established in 1980 to set the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement and quality" in the field of music recording. The jury consists of 156 music critics, writers and musicologists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

The winners of the 2018 Awards were announced yesterday. In the category of chamber music the Award went to Classical Music Agency's pianist, Dénes Várjon, for his recent CD "Once Upon a Time...", recorded with Tabea Zimmermann and Jörg Widmann for the Myrios label, featuring works by Schumann and Widmann.